"...Last year's third corker, Monuments (Dangerbird), enlisted Queens of the Stone Age and Nirvana producer Adam Kasper to accomplish the Austin trio's most polished, ferocious effort yet. Heavy rhythms brace a relentless energy pulling tension between explosive and seductive. – Doug Freeman..."
"...Locally, Ghostland Observatory leads a list of 24 homegrown acts, some of whom, like county-folk songwriter Carson McHone, spiritually enlightened rappers Riders Against the Storm, indie folkies Jamestown Revival, trust fund punks Yuppie Pricks, blues brothers Amplified Heat, sophisticated pop vocalist Walker Lukens, songwriter supreme Michael Fracasso, and vibey native Suzanna Choffel, already enjoy regional recognition. The new list also taps Rob Baird, Paul Cauthen, Dirty Little Blondes, Duhrdy, Girl Pilot, Harddrive, Melat, John Mills Times Ten, Loki, Danny Malone, Rick Pino, Collin Shook, Tomar and the FCs, and Jackie Venson...."
"...Other Austin artists included on the big list: The 69 Cats, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Bee Caves, Beto y los Fairlanes, Birdlegg, Black Books, Black Pistol Fire, Cartright, Chris Catalena & the Native Americans, Country Cousins (formerly V.I.P.), Andrea Dawson, Dre Prince, Experimental Aircraft, Future Death, Gal Pals, Gold Beach, Grape St., Hikes, Hospital Ships, Hundred Visions, John Mills Times Ten, The Levites, Jeff Lofton, Mac MacIntosh, Mike G, Moonlight Towers, My Education, My Education/Theta Naught: Sound Mass, Quttinirpaaq, Ramesh, Graham Reynolds & Golden Arm Trio, Roxy Roca, Shivery Shakes, Silent Land Time Machine, A. Sinclair, Shane Smith & the Saints, Soul Man Sam, Starlings, TN, T Bird & the Breaks, Think No Think, Uncle Lucius, Victorious!, Eric White, Why Not Satellite, The Wind & the Wave...."
"...John Mills Times TenCaffeine Dreams (Fable) The Jon Blondell QuintetAlive! at the Elephant Room (Fable)..."
"...4) GRUPO FANTASMA El Existential (Nat Geo Music)..."
"...Directed by Anthony Harvey. If you’ve always wanted a Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf set in Medieval times, have I got a movie for you! Cinematic titans Peter O’Toole (as King Henry II) and Katherine Hepburn (as his estranged wife Eleanor of Aquitane) engage in deliciously written verbal warfare while their three sons each plot to assume the throne..."
"...Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Billy Bragg, Joe Ely, Ani DiFranco, Country Joe McDonald, the Indigo Girls, Syd Straw, and others appeared. Tim Robbins emceed. On the previous night, Alejandro Escovedo, John Wesley Harding, Jimmy LaFave, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Paul Metsa, Straw and McDonald had appeared at a hootenanny at a local club..."
"...Scott was sitting cross-legged on the floor in front of his stereo, dropping discs into the CD carousel and sampling albums he'd bought the previous year during our brief tenure together at Rasputin's, a Bay Area record store chain. Pixies, Stones, Bob Marley, Stevie Ray Vaughan -- the usual..."
"... This quiet cinematic journey tells a of tale grief, solace and peace. Cast: Josh Lucas, Ayelet Zurer, James Cromwell, Jon Tenney, Taylor Nichols (World Premiere)..."
"...was courting the Texas press corps. Easy and accessible, he locked on with those blue eyes, first-named reporters, and held forth in the hotel lobby for as long as anyone holding a tape recorder cared to stand and listen...."
"...Driving just about anywhere in the Hill Country these days, you can hardly help but notice the fences. Not the old barbed wire ones, but the tall ones, often adorned with a ranch sign that includes the word "Exotics." (I always find myself peering into the brush behind those fences, hoping to catch a glimpse, of what I'm not sure.) And if you've eaten out much in the past few years, particularly in white-tablecloth restaurants, it's likely you've observed an increasing number of game dishes on menus..."
"...I managed to get to work and back (a ten-mile excursion through curvy icy roads with no pull-offs) for most of the winter by carrying a six-pack of beer in the back seat and a pocketful of hard candies. I had a notebook I could write about panic in, when it came to that..."
"...The same night at Atomic City, the atmosphere was a bit blacker than usual as well (which is no mean feat at a leather/latex.industro-goth hangout like Atomic!), as tensions had built throughout SXSW and reached a fever pitch after Chronicle Music editor Raoul Hernandez was booted unceremoniously from the venue after allegedly lighting up a joint during the showcase of former Dicks frontman Gary Floyd's new band Black Kali Ma. Standing on the sidewalk pleading to be let back in, Hernandez was then on hand to witness an unrelated patron brutally removed from the club in such a way that resulted in yet more calls for EMS..."